This one thin book of poems, ‘The Wildflower’, by Bette Woolsey Castro, has been but so very dear to me since I was a child, and even now, when I flip pages of this book, it still makes me experience that simple joy I once felt while reading it, for the poems by Bette Castro perfectly capture the simplicity and beauty of life, which is often lost in this fast-paced world.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” _ Leonardo da Vinci
I watched from my window
As the hummingbird came,
Swift as lightening,
His wings a song in motion.
Dipping into the brilliant blossom,
His slender beak
Took the nectar once again
As man takes the beauty of the flower
To renew the joy of living.